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Turned handles #1: New Carving and Turning handles

02-19-2013 12:52 AM by Dan Krager | 5 comments »

Move over Grinling Gibbons. Have tools will carve. Have carved. But I don’t like the mishmash of handles that happens in an aggregated set. So I gathered up some dead ash trees and split out some blanks and turned a set of new handles. These are all my Addis tools that deserve good handles. I fooled around until I made one I liked and was comfortable in my hand. Then I had to change the size to fit in the drawer! Not much, so they are still comfortable. Notice that there are fl...

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Roubo #4: It's got legs!

02-19-2013 12:32 AM by bondogaposis | 6 comments »

I’ve been somewhat side tracked on this project but was able to get a few things accomplished. I was able to the cut mortises for the legs. Massive holes 2 1/2” deep. I had to get a special long pattern bit to able to use the plunge router. I had to make a couple of templates for the routing. The next step was fine tune the fit on the tenons and cut them to length. Once that was accomplished I wanted to rout the slot for the board jack. This is something that I thou...

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Tool thoughts #42: Rediscovered a Lumber Source in CNY (central NY)

02-17-2013 12:25 AM by NedB | 3 comments »

I just made a happy re-discovery of a ‘local’ sawyer whom I’ve dealt with in the past. For those in the central NY area, chime in here if you’re looking for some decent hardwoods, Zach is the sawyer, and he has maple, ash, elm and hickory in 4/4 up through 10/4 at $1/bf. It may need some seasoning, but hey, that’s what lumber racks are for, right? I’m planning on making a run up his way in about a month, month and a half from now, just about the time that m...

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Making of a cinderella carriage bed #7: More pictures of the mock up.

02-13-2013 12:57 AM by grosa | 3 comments »

Taking final measurements before cutting the axles Fitting the trunk in the back. Axles cut and fitted. The bed surround is not that heavy, two people can lift and move it. front view. We started to make the front seat. The next set of pictured will be the finished project. .

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Making of a cinderella carriage bed #6: First mock up of the bed

02-12-2013 10:38 AM by grosa | 4 comments »

This is the first mock up. Now we measure for all the cross pieces on the frame and the seat as well as the trunk in the back. Get them all made and installed and take the final pictures.

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Making of a cinderella carriage bed #5: Finishing the frame and dry fit.

02-10-2013 01:01 AM by grosa | 3 comments »

Ron sanding the frame. Bill jumped in to help sand the frame.The frame has 1/2” round over inside and out except for where the axles go.More sanding.And… more sanding.And… more sanding. I hate sanding. A dry fit to see how it all looks together.We already sent the wheels to the painters shop.Wish we had the wheels here.The axles have a 1/16” gap all the way around the support to allow for expansion and contraction.It’s late Saturday night and there in one more ...

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Making of a cinderella carriage bed #4: Making the frame

02-09-2013 04:53 AM by grosa | 6 comments »

This is the template we used.The frame is 3 pcs. of 3/4” ash glued together. We cut out the center piece first then glue on an out side layer.Can never have enough clamps.This is what it will look like. Now we cut that last layer on the inverted pin router.This is what it looks like after all three layers are cut.Here is one out of two frames cut with the axles inserted.Here are the steps for the bed.Next we cut the other frame and sand it all up.

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Making of a cinderella carriage bed #3: Turning the axels

02-09-2013 04:23 AM by grosa | 5 comments »

Here is my 42” lath with a 42” extension bed set up with 2 48” Vaga duplicators. It is very difficult to set them up perfectly straight. It took 2 hours to set up. Because there were 2 duplicators there was a section in the middle where we could not get with the first set up. The turning blank was 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” x 87 3/4” long. Finished size was 3 15/16” in diameter.We clipped the corners.A close up of the center.Second set up cleaning up ...

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YAR! - Yet Another Roubo #5: Ok, Now it's done already

02-08-2013 10:50 PM by Douglas | 9 comments »

Since last entry, I’ve had time to both apply finishing touches, and get some shop time using the bench, and even put the first few battle scars on it. First up was applying some finish. I went with some Watco Danish oil (natural), and did about three coats, letting it dry for a day in between. I then put a thin application of paste wax to the top to help prevent glue & liquid spills from penetrating, but not too much as I didn’t want to make the top slick. Next up was a...

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Finishing Tips #4: Gel Stain & Gel Varnish

02-08-2013 07:11 AM by pjones46 | 4 comments »

Just used the Bartley line of Gel Stains and Gel Varnish. After reading a number of articles in American Woodworker, Wood, and other such woodworking magazines written by many independent professional finishers, they recommend the Bartley line of Gel Stains and Gel Varnish. Bartley were sold to Seagrave Coatings Corporation who now manufacture the Bartley line using the original formulas. Seagrave has very few distributors/dealers that specifically cater to the small woodworking shop or...

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